Quotes of life

Last updated June 9th 2018.

Phrases to live by
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The more simple any things is, the less liable it is to be disordered, and the easier repaired when disordered
Thomas Paine

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A dog in a kennel barks at his fleas—a hunting dog does not feel them
Chinese Proverb

A belief in invisible cats cannot be logically disproved, although it does tell us a good deal about those who hold it
C. S Lewis

Fear and loss of mental equilibrium are a result of a materialistic mind
Prabhupada

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The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were when we created them
Albert Einstein

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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand
Confucius

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To many the whole object of life is work. Ask a man what he is doing with his life and ninety-nine times out of a hundred he will reply by telling you his trade or profession
Grenville Kleiser

Our intelligence has recently provided us with awesome powers. It is not yet clear that we have the wisdom to avoid our own self‑destruction
Carl Sagan

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To obtain the applause of deserving man is a heartfelt satisfaction; to merit them is my highest wish
Joseph Addison

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Politicians are regularly criticized for changing their minds, but sceptics, rationalists and scientists know that there are occasions when the ability to change one's mind is a virtue
Richard Dawkins

Where there is no occasion for expressing an opinion, it's best to be silent, for there is nothing more certain than that it is at all times more easy to make enemies than friends
George Washington

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You should take the approach that you’re wrong. Your goal is to be less wrong
Elon Musk

That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly
Thomas Paine

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If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability
Henry Ford

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The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it but so clear that it is impossible to mistake it
Madame Staël

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Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be
Goethe

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[Aggression, territoriality, ritual and social hierarchy seem to be results of individuals (or societies) who have been deprived of the pleasures of the body. This is not very clear yet but] – Meanwhile we can each make a personal and non-controversial contribution to the future of the world by hugging our infants tenderly
Carl Sagan

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Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things
Peter Ducker

Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them
Washington Irving

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Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question
Niels Bohr

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A person who has given up all desires for sense gratification, who lives free from desires, who has given up all sense of proprietorship and is devoid of false ego—He alone can attain real peace
Krsna

Temptations are merely increase by constant frustration, whereas an occasional satisfaction of them causes them to diminish
Sigmund Freud

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Satisfied needs do not motivate. It’s only unsatisfied needs that motivate us
Stephen Covey

Errors once discovered are more than half amended. Some men will gain as much experience in the course of three or four years as some will in ten or a dozen
George Washington

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By changing our perspective we can figure out how worlds work
Carl Sagan

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It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except all those others that have been tried
Winston Churchill

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To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time
Leonard Bernstein

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